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Graduate Medical Education (GME): Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Fuction

Fellowship Program Director: Brian P. Brooks, MD, PhD

The NEI Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch (OGVFB) offers a clinical fellowship for a 1-year period, with the possibility of further extension. Graduates from any US residency—preferably in ophthalmology—may apply.

Program Structure
The successful candidate will train in a rich multidisciplinary clinical and basic-science research environment. He/she will participate in the care and investigation of a substantial number of patients—both children and adults—with a broad array of inherited eye disorders including inherited retinal and macula degenerations, congenital ocular malformations, genetic syndromes, and metabolic diseases that affect the eye. The candidate will learn the approach to patients and families and individuals with genetic diseases, methods of clinical molecular diagnosis, genetic counseling, visual electrophysiology, and psychophysics. Fellows also have the opportunity to conduct clinical and/or basic-science research projects related to vision in the laboratories within the NEI. Referrals to the Ophthalmic Genetics service come from all over the world, with about 800 patient visits per year. Clinics are held daily.

Additional Information

Application Information
Apply to this program through the NIH Graduate Medical Education Application System.

Program Contact

If you have any questions regarding the fellowship program you may contact:

Brian P. Brooks, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Ophthalmic Genetics Fellowship Program
Ophthalmic Genetics and Visual Function Branch
National Eye Institute
National Institutes of Health
10 Center Drive, Bldg. 10, Rm. 10N226
Bethesda, MD 20892

Tel: 301-496-3577
Fax: 301-402-1214

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This page last updated on 08/10/2018

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